Nady Boules

Nady Boules

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NB Motors, L.L.C.
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Region 04 (Central U.S.)
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Vehicular communications and connected vehicles, EV, fuel cell, and hybrid vehicles, Autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation
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Nady Boules has begun his engineering and management consultancy practice with a focus on Electrified, Connected, and autonomous Vehicles in September 2013 after 45 years of engineering experience (32 years with General Motors and Delphi), including 14 years as director of R&D, and Innovation. In his most recent capacity, as Director of GM’s Research & Development’s Electrical & Control Systems Research Lab, Boules was responsible for the development of advanced electrical systems and components for electrified, connected and automated vehicles to enhance vehicle safety, comfort and efficiency. He led all R&D activities in areas of electronics and control software globally and coordinated research in this area, internally with sister research Labs and engineering customers; and externally with collaborators at Universities, National Labs, suppliers, and other automotive OEMs (USCAR). Boules first joined General Motors Research Laboratories in 1982. He held several positions leading and managing research activities in automotive mechatronic and electric drive systems. In September 1999, he was named director of research and development for Delphi Steering Systems in Saginaw, MI. His responsibilities expanded to cover brakes and suspension when he was named director of the dynamics innovation center In February 2002, In January 2005, he was named director, dynamics innovation center and materials engineering and his responsibilities expanded to materials for the Energy and Chassis division. From May 2006 until returning to GM, he held the position of director, innovation & technology leadership. Boules began his career in 1978 as a Research Associate at the Institute for Electrical Machines and Drives, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. In January 1980, he moved to the United States and joined Simmonds Precision Corporation, Norwich, NY as a Senior Magnetics Engineer. Boules received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt and a doctorate of engineering degree in 1978 from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany. He is the author of numerous patents, technical and invited papers and has received several awards from GM in recognition of his accomplishments, including John Campbell Award (for scientific accomplishments), Charles McCuen Award (recognizing contributions to the business success of GM), Extraordinary Accomplishment Award, and the President’s Council Honors Award. Boules has been a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 1991 and was named a life fellow in January 2015. He is also the recipient of the 2011 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award. He is a member of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) and a past member of its executive board. He has served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE-Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) since 2017. He was also a member of the board of directors of Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS-A) and a member of the executive board of several University consortia. He served on several National Academies’ committees on future automotive technologies and their impact on Fuel Economy.

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